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Welcome to the 3 Days 2 Nights Desert Merzouga tour from Marrakech! This tour is the perfect way to escape the city and experience the beauty and culture of Morocco’s desert region.

3 Days 2 Nights Merzouga Sahara desert tour


Welcome to the 3 Days 2 Nights Desert Merzouga Tour from Marrakech! This tour is the perfect way to escape the city and experience the beauty and culture of Morocco’s desert region.

Merzouga is a charming desert village located in the heart of the Sahara. On this tour, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the village and the surrounding desert, and learn about the local culture and traditions.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience the beauty of the Moroccan desert on this 3 Days 2 Nights Desert Merzouga Tour luxury camp tour from Marrakech. Book your spot today

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Exprience of 3Days 2Nights Merzouga Desert Tours

  • The Merzouga village:
    This charming desert village is the starting point for many adventures in the Moroccan desert. Stroll through the narrow streets and discover the local culture and traditions.


  • Camel ride:
    Experience the desert the way the locals do by taking a camel ride through the dunes.


  • Accommodation in a Hotel and desert camp:
    Enjoy a comfortable and authentic stay in a Hotel, followed by a night in a desert camp under the stars.


  • Meals:
    The tour includes meals (breakfast, and dinner), where you’ll have the chance to sample some delicious Moroccan cuisine.

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Experience the beauty and culture of Morocco’s desert region on the 3Days 2Nights Merzouga Desert Tour from Marrakech.

Day 1: 3Days 2Nights Merzouga Desert Tours from Marrakech

Marrakech – Atlas Mountains – Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou – Dades Valley

On this 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga, you’ll start your journey early in the morning by driving east of Marrakech through small towns and into the High Atlas Mountains. Along the way, you’ll make several stops to take photos and enjoy the scenery. As you continue uphill on winding roads, you’ll reach the Tizi Ntichka pass before arriving at your first major stop: the UNESCO-listed Berber fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou, known for being the setting for numerous Hollywood movies such as Kingdom of Heaven, Lawrence of Arabia, and Gladiator. You’ll have the chance to explore the village on your own or hire a local guide for a more in-depth experience.

After lunch in one of the local cafes, you’ll continue on to the Dades Valley, passing through the towns of Ouarzazate, Skoura Oasis, and Klaa Mgouna, known for its artisanal rose water distillation factories. Upon arriving in Boumalne Dades, you’ll follow the Dades river and pass through several fortified kasbahs along the way to the Dades canyons. You’ll arrive at your hotel in the late afternoon, where you’ll spend the night.

Day 1: 3Days 2Nights Merzouga Desert Tours from Marrakech
Day 2: 3Days 2Nights Merzouga Desert Tours from Marrakech

Dades Valley– Tinghir– Merzouga – Sahara Desert

After breakfast at your hotel in the Dades Valley, you’ll begin the day by driving along the 1001 Kasbahs road to Tighir Oasis. From there, you’ll turn onto a secondary road that follows the river to Todgha, where you’ll stop to take a walk in the oasis under the shade of palm trees. From Todgha, you’ll continue on to the Todgha Gorges, where you’ll have some free time to admire the towering cliffs. After lunch at a local cafe, you’ll head to Arfoud, known for its date market and its history as a starting point for ancient trade caravans crossing the Sahara desert to Timbuktu.

In the early afternoon, you’ll continue on to the dunes of Merzouga, passing through a rocky desert landscape. Upon arriving at the Camel Place, to getting ready for your sunset camel trek through the sand dunes. After admiring the changing colors of the dunes at sunset, you’ll arrive at your camp in the Sahara desert. There, you’ll enjoy a Moroccan dinner served under the stars and be entertained by the local nomadic hosts with their drums. You’ll spend the night at the camp.

Day 2: 3Days 2Nights Merzouga Desert Tours from Marrakech
Day 3: 3Days 2Nights Merzouga Desert Tours from Marrakech

Merzouga – Ouarzazate – Atlas Mountains – Marrakech

in early morning camel ride through the Erg Chebbi dunes, you’ll return to the camp operator’s lodge for breakfast, a shower, and the opportunity to swim in the lodge pool (weather permitting). You’ll then meet your driver and vehicle to head back to Ouarzazate. After some free time for lunch, you’ll continue on to Marrakech in the afternoon through the High Atlas Mountains, ending your 3-day tour from Marrakech to Marrakech.

Day 3: 3Days 2Nights Merzouga Desert Tours from Marrakech

Frequently Asked Quetsion

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The choice between Zagora and Merzouga depends on your preferences and travel plans. Both destinations offer unique experiences in the Sahara Desert.


  • Closer to Marrakech, making it more suitable for shorter trips.
  • Offers beautiful desert landscapes, including palm groves and sand dunes.
  • The famous “Welcome to the Sahara” sign is located here, attracting many tourists.


  • Known for its iconic sand dunes, including Erg Chebbi, which are among the largest in Morocco.
  • Offers more extensive dunes and a more immersive desert experience.
  • Closer to other attractions like the Todra Gorge and the Dades Valley.

If you have limited time, Zagora is more accessible from Marrakech. However, for a more authentic and iconic Sahara desert experience with towering sand dunes, Merzouga is often favored.

To get to Merzouga desert, you can:

  • Take a domestic flight from Marrakech to Errachidia Airport (ERH), and then arrange transportation to Merzouga (around 1.5 to 2 hours by car).
  • Take a long-distance bus from Marrakech to Merzouga or nearby Rissani, and then take a taxi or hire a private driver to Merzouga.

As of my last update in September 2021, there are no direct commercial flights from Marrakech to Merzouga. The closest airport to Merzouga is Errachidia Airport (ERH), but flights to this airport may not be very frequent or widely available.

Yes, the Sahara desert is a popular tourist destination in Morocco. Thousands of tourists visit the Sahara every year to experience its stunning landscapes, ride camels, explore sand dunes, and spend nights under the starry desert sky in traditional desert camps. Merzouga and other desert areas offer a range of tours and activities for tourists to enjoy the unique beauty and culture of the Sahara desert.

Yes, it may be possible to customize the Merzouga Desert Tours to suit your specific interests and needs. Please contact Nomadexcursion to discuss your requirements.

We recommend bringing a hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, and a camera. It’s also a good idea to bring some cash for personal expenses and gratuities.

Yes, the Merzouga Desert Tours is suitable for children of all ages.

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The Merzouga Desert Tours typically lasts around 3 Days, including travel time to and from Marrakech.

The Merzouga Desert Tour includes transportation to and from Marrakech, an English-speaking tour guide, Accoumodation, Breakfast & Dinner 

Personal expenses, such as souvenirs, and gratuities for the tour guide and driver are not included in the Merzouga Desert Tour price.

Unfortunately, the Merzouga Desert Tours may not be suitable for individuals in wheelchairs due to the rugged terrain. Please contact the tour operator for more information.